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 for Shrike thrush
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shrike \Shrike\, n. [Akin to Icel. skr[imac]kja a shrieker, the
     shrike, and E. shriek; cf. AS. scr[imac]c a thrush. See
     Shriek, v. i.] (Zool.)
     Any one of numerous species of oscinine birds of the family
     Laniidae, having a strong hooked bill, toothed at the tip.
     Most shrikes are insectivorous, but the common European gray
     shrike ({Lanius excubitor), the great northern shrike
     ({Lanius borealis), and several others, kill mice, small
     birds, etc., and often impale them on thorns, and are, on
     that account called also butcher birds. See under
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: The ant shrikes, or bush shrikes, are clamatorial birds
           of the family Formicaridae. The cuckoo shrikes of the
           East Indies and Australia are Oscines of the family
           Campephagidae. The drongo shrikes of the same regions
           belong to the related family Dicruridae. See
           [1913 Webster]
     Crow shrike. See under Crow.
     Shrike thrush.
     (a) Any one of several species of Asiatic timaline birds of
         the genera Thamnocataphus, Gampsorhynchus, and
     (b) Any one of several species of shrikelike Australian
         singing birds of the genus Colluricincla.
     Shrike tit.
     (a) Any one of several Australian birds of the genus
         Falcunculus, having a strong toothed bill and sharp
         claws. They creep over the bark of trees, like titmice,
         in search of insects.
     (b) Any one of several species of small Asiatic birds
         belonging to Allotrius, Pteruthius, Cutia,
         Leioptila, and allied genera, related to the true tits.
         Called also hill tit.
     Swallow shrike. See under Swallow.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Thrush \Thrush\, n. [OE. [thorn]rusche, AS. [thorn]rysce; akin
     to OHG. drosca, droscea, droscela, and E. throstle. Cf.
     1. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of singing birds
        belonging to Turdus and allied genera. They are noted
        for the sweetness of their songs.
        [1913 Webster]
     Note: Among the best-known European species are the song
           thrush or throstle ({Turdus musicus), the missel
           thrush (see under Missel), the European redwing, and
           the blackbird. The most important American species are
           the wood thrush ({Turdus mustelinus), Wilson's thrush
           ({Turdus fuscescens), the hermit thrush (see under
           Hermit),+Swainson's+thrush+({Turdus+Aliciae">Hermit), Swainson's thrush ({Turdus Aliciae), and
           the migratory thrush, or American robin (see Robin).
           [1913 Webster]
     2. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of singing birds more
        or less resembling the true thrushes in appearance or
        habits; as the thunderbird and the American brown thrush
        (or thrasher). See Brown thrush.
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     Ant thrush. See Ant thrush, Breve, and Pitta.
     Babbling thrush, any one of numerous species of Asiatic
        timaline birds; -- called also babbler.
     Fruit thrush, any species of bulbul.
     Shrike thrush. See under Shrike.
     Stone thrush, the missel thrush; -- said to be so called
        from its marbled breast.
     Thrush nightingale. See Nightingale, 2.
     Thrush tit, any one of several species of Asiatic singing
        birds of the genus Cochoa. They are beautifully colored
        birds allied to the tits, but resembling thrushes in size
        and habits.
     Water thrush.
        (a) The European dipper.
        (b) An American warbler ({Seiurus Noveboracensis).
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